Your focus, determination, and commitment has led you to reach your graduation goal!
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Doors Open – 6:00pm • Ceremony Begins – 7:00pm
(12 tickets for each graduate. Seating together not guaranteed.)
Cintas Center, Xavier University, Schiff Family Conference Center
1624 Musketeer Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45207
Please park in the C-2 Lot
Map and direction click here
Xavier Cintas Center Graduation Guidelines
All guest seating will be in pods of reserved tickets and be socially distanced by at least 6 feet, pursuant to current guidelines from the State of Ohio. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL GUESTS AGES 2 AND UP.
Xavier can normally accommodate all special needs seating at the commencement ceremonies. These needs are typically handled on a first come, first served basis. Simply have your party state their need for accessible seating to one of the ushers and they will direct or escort your party to the best available seating that fits their needs.
All spectators are required to wear face coverings or masks at all times except when eating or drinking.
Graduates will arrive to the West (Kohlhepp Auxiliary Gym) Entrance.
All family or guests of graduates will enter at the main (South) entrance of Cintas Center. Landmarks on this side of the building include three flag poles and a statue of the Xavier University mascot, D’Artagnan the Musketeer.
Cintas Center will open for public access no earlier than 60 minutes prior to the ceremony. All spectators and guests will enter from the main/south doors from the Sedler Plaza and pass through a magnetometer. There is no general admission seating as all seats require a reserved ticket.
No bags will be permitted except for clear bags and small clutch purses. No broadcast style cameras will be allowed in the arena. For more information and a list of prohibited and approved bags, please visit www.GoXavier.com/ClearBag. Balloons, air horns and noisemakers are not permitted.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
A limited number of concessions stands will be open. Bottled water, Pepsi products and pre-packaged foods will be available for purchase. No outside food or drinks are permitted.
GRADUATE WALK ACROSS STAGE
When announced, graduates will walk across the stage for their photo, but are encouraged to have brief limited engagement with stage party. Graduates will be permitted to remove their mask briefly for their photograph, but it should be replaced before returning to their seat.
RECEIVING OF GRADUATES
Due to COVID-19 protocols, we will discourage large gatherings on the Sedler Plaza outside of Cintas Center.